Carl Jenkinson is an English defender who plays for Arsenal and the England national team. Jenkinson has represented both Finland and England youth teams before making his senior England debut in 20112.
Born on the 8th of February 1992 in Harlow, England Jenkinson began his club career at Charlton Athletic making his professional debut in 2010. Jenkinson played had two loan spells at Welling United and Eastbourne Borough before signing for Arsenal in 2011.
Jenkinson signed for Arsenal in June 2011 for a fee of £1 million making his competitive debut in the final qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League against Italian club Udinese replacing injured Johan Djourou early in the second half. He made his Premier League debut against Liverpool on the 20th of August 2011. He played in the 8-2 loss against Manchester United in the 2011-12 season where he assisted Robin van Persie's goal. In the absence of starting right back Bacary Sagna Jenkinson got more game time. In December 2012 Jenkinson signed a new long term contract at the club along with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere.
Jenkinson was born to an English father and a Finnish mother and he represented both nations at youth levels. On the 15th of October 2012 Roy Hodgson called Jenkinson up to play against Sweden in November 2012 coming on as a second half substitute.